two-feet of snow we received this week is now being saturated and melted by
rain, and the National Weather Service has a flood advisory in effect for
Kodiak. Several areas of deep standing water are already gathering on roads
from Women's Bay to Mill Bay. The concern is the saturated snow will clog storm
drains and culverts, causing them to back up. The word from the city manager is
the conditions will get worst before they get better.
schools started an hour later today in an attempt to give kids who walk more
daylight, since sidewalks are clogged with snow. The busses picked up kids in
Bell's Flats at the AC Express because the roads inside the neighborhood were
not plowed wide enough.
Paul morning preschool was canceled, but the daycare and afternoon preschool
will go on as scheduled.
rain, up to an inch and a half, is expected as a large and warm Pacific low
sweeps over the island. The same storm is also causing a blizzard warning for
Seward, Portage and the Turnagain Arm. The flood advisory went into effect at
10 this morning, and will remain in effect until 5 a.m. Tuesday.
tuned to KMXT for regular weather updates throughout the day.